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Ether and Bitcoin Cash experience big increases

Cryptocurrency investors were given a boost on Thursday, as the price of Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash both showed remarkable growth. The price of Ether surpassed $400 at one point in the day, while Bitcoin Cash showed an increase of almost one-third in value compared to Wednesday's figures. Bitcoin Cash's continuing fluctuations The value of Bitcoin Cash – still in its infancy after being forked in August - has proved erratic over the past week or so, fluctuating between $800 and $2,900 at various points. Last night's increase, from $1,150 to $1,620, is thought to have been caused by a significant...

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The Price of Ethereum surpasses $440, up 5,500% this year

Ethereum is making its own headlines recently as it’s price went over $440. Ethereum is a cryptocurrency that also performs as a platform for decentralised apps and has often been seen as Bitcoin’s little brother but with a 30% price rise in one week alone it is stepping out of the considerable shadow left by Bitcoin. A few weeks ago one of the most well-known of Ethereum wallets, Parity, froze $150 million of Ether due to a bug, which caused the price to drop suddenly. Normally we see the price rises and falls of Ethereum and Bitcoin mirroring each other...

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Ether prices hit all-time high

Ether, the native token of Ethereum, hit an all-time price high of $414.90 yesterday. Before press time, the second largest cryptocurrency in the world by market capitalization had settled at a value of $413 - achingly close to Ether's previous record high of $414, which was set in mid-June this year According to CoinMarketCap, the Ether-U.S. dollar exchange rate has appreciated in value by 12.61% in the past 48 hours alone. Week-on-week, Ether is actually up by 24%, while on a month-by-month basis, it is up an impressive 43.33%. This is the kind of consistent growth that can't be ignored,...

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Bitcoin Cash up 17% against the dollar but Bitcoin and Ethereum are down!

The crypto currency ‘Bitcoin cash’ which split from bitcoin earlier in the year is now up 17% against the dollar. This jump comes from some positive news surrounding Bitcoin Cash. The wallet provider ‘Bitwalla’, which now has over 57,000 customers; announced yesterday that it is allowing their customers to keep their Bitcoin Cash. Bitstamp, one the world’s biggest exchanges also announced yesterday that it would be adding Bitcoin Cash to its exchange from December. This was just due the high demand of customers who were wanting the crypto on their platform. Nejc Kodric said “We get requests from our users...

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Vlad Zamfir's Ethereum 'Casper' upgrade gets new code

Image source: www.coinscrum.com Ethereum developer Vlad Zamfir has released the first version of the Casper protocol upgrade. The code was published on Tuesday, November 21, following its initial presentation at Devcon3 earlier this month. Its aim is to fundamentally rework the creation and propagation of blocks on the Ethereum network. It's actually the first of two simultaneous attempts to develop new code for Casper; the other one is being led by network creator Vitalik Buterin. Zamfir's approach to Casper comes mere days after the release of a white paper with the title 'Casper the Friendly Ghost'. This paper has its...

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